Latest ATH News

  • 01 Dec 2021: The first Advent Calendar door is open!
  • 26 Nov 2021: The poster has been released.
  • 17 Jul 2021: ATH2020 setters' notes and hunters' tales have been added.
  • 19 May 2021: Future ATH setters are confirmed as The Urban Marsupial Orchestra in honour of James Medhurst (2021), DaphneHQ (2022) and Beet (2023). Volunteers for 2024 and beyond are invited to apply here.
  • 11 Feb 2021: We have some terribly sad news to tell you about James Medhurst, a member of The Urban Marsupial Orchestra team and setter of ATH2021.
Pablo's Armchair Treasure Hunt

Pablo’s Armchair Treasure Hunt

Welcome to Pablo’s Armchair Treasure Hunt! This annual hunt has been running since 1985. Just before Christmas, a setting team buries or hides a small box somewhere in England, and posts on this website a set of elaborate puzzles and clues that reveal the hiding place. The challenge is to be the first to unearth the box, which usually takes a dedicated team anywhere from a week to a month.


The 2021 Poster has been released here. The first door of the Advent Calendar will be available on 1st Dec 2021. The hunt will begin on 10th Dec 2021 at 8pm.